By Adnan Tudunwada
Two people, including a policeman and a bystander, were killed on Saturday night when suspected Boko Haram members opened fire on policemen at a checkpoint on Club Road, Kano.
The attacks came few hours shy to the commencement of Eid-el-Fitr festivities on Sunday.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that a policeman and a security guard at King’s Garden died on the spot, while another policeman was critically injured.
Security sources said the attackers, who were on motorcycle, took away the rifle of the slain policeman.
Spokesman for Kano Police Command, Magaji Majia, is yet to return our reporter’s calls through his mobile telephone numbers.
Incidents of Boko Haram attacks have almost completely stopped in the last two years in the commercial city.
The State Security Service, SSS, on Friday, said it had uncovered a plot by suspected terrorists to attack Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto and Maiduguri during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
The secret service said two suspects — Yusuf Adamu and Abdulmuminu Haladu — were arrested in Sokoto in connection with the plot in the early hours of Friday.